fine blue and white porcelain cosmetic box and cover. The lid depicts a medallion of simple stylised flowers, the bowls with stylised Lappet border.
Chipped otter rim on lid and base otherwise good colour and detail.
The Ca Mau shipwreck was discovered in 1998 by two Vietnamese fishermen in the South China sea in the area of Ca Mau. The junk had set sail for a 90 mile journey south of Canton (now known as Guangzhou) to Batavia (now Jakarta), when a fire broke out in the kitchen causing the ship to sink. After 280 years the junk was discovered, although it took two years to fully recover all the cargo due to bad weather conditions. The cargo consisted of a total of 76,000 pieces including tea bowls, saucers, and dishes, some of which had a brown finish, although the majority of the porcelain was blue and white.
Size: 61mm diam
The seller of this lot hereby guarantees that this object was obtained legally. Purchased in 2020 from Ex M. D collection collected in 1990's.
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- Ancient Chinese
- Ca Mau Cosmetic Box and Cover - 61mm diam
- Century/ Timeframe
- C, 1725
- Good Condition, See Photo